We are very pleased to announce that we will be taking Putting Words in my Mouth to the Prague Fringe Festival. We couldn’t be happier! We have just started re-drafting and re-rehearsing our show, which is based on food.
We are hoping to explores how we are going to sustain a food supply for an ever-expanding population – this population is also unevenly distributed in terms of wealth, property and space. What pledges can we make as individuals in a globalised society? What gets in the way of these pledges? When do we compromise? When we give certain foods up, how do our body and our memory respond to these changes?
We are fans of some of the content of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals and this is where some inspiration for the work is springing from.
“Changing what we eat and letting tastes fade from memory create a kind of cultural loss, a forgetting. But perhaps this kind of forgetfulness is worth accepting – even worth cultivating (forgetting, too, can be cultivated). To remember animals and my concern for their well-being, I may need to lose certain tastes and find other handles for the memories that they once helped me carry.” (Jonathan Safran Foer)